Angela Ruth Adkins Lung

December 16, 1963 - November 28, 2023

Angela "Angel, Angie" Ruth Adkins Lung, 59, of Foley, MO passed away November 28, 2023 in St. Louis, MO. She courageously battled Colorectal Cancer for two years. She felt she endured one of her life purposes during the difficult journey & fiercely advocated to bring awareness to save lives in the future. She was born on December 16, 1963, in Alton, IL, a daughter of the late Paul L. Hill (Lois) of Elsberry, MO, and late Donna Ruth Franklin Chappell of Franklin, WV.

Angela graduated from Assumption High School in Assumption, IL in May 1982. Her Kemmerer Village family & sisters remained forever close to her heart. She served in the U.S. Army Reserves for 8 years as a Medic, where she received the Army Accommodation Award. She went on to attend Dominion Business School, working as a medical office assistant for years, before graduating in 2000 from Mineral Nursing School in Keyser, WV. Angie never stopped learning and she was passionate about her patients and nursing career at Pendleton Manor. She was also a volunteer EMT in Pendleton County, WV, as well as a medical examiner. She excelled receiving the Spirit Award EMT of the year. She was thrilled. Angela had a strong faith in God and was a Christian by faith.

Angela always lived as "big" as possible. She loved to travel, lacking only visiting 4 U.S. states. She was passionate about weather, storm chasing, photography, lighthouses, antiques, birds, reading, cooking, gardening, sewing, and piano. She loved her animals & became a self proclaimed "cat lady." Angie had a special love for following the Royal family, watching movies, dancing, having special lunches with her cousins, and every once in a blue moon enjoyed a Jack & Coke. She had a unique sense of humor, and was wickedly witty. She lit up any room & loved to make people smile and laugh. 

Angela is survived by her husband of 6 years, Larry Lung Jr., whom she married on September 9, 2017 in Godfrey, IL. He resides in Foley, MO. She is also survived by the father of her children, Rick Adkins of Sugar Grove, WV, whom she married July 23, 1984 in St. Louis, MO. Angela's children will miss her very much. Her children include Christopher (Crystal) Adkins, of Foley, MO, Cassandra "Cassie" Ruth (Chuck) Piel of Franklin, WV, Randy (Sally) Adkins of Rawlings, MD, Archie (Stephanie) Adkins of Brandywine, WV, Melina (Terry) Shifflett of Grottoes, VA, Sarah Lung of Jerseyville, IL, Jessica (Alejandro) Lung of Bethalto, IL, and Larry Lung III, of Jerseyville, IL. Angela will also be watching over 21 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews all over the country. She is preceded in death by one sister Nancy Brachear Paver Mitton, whom rests in Lawerenceburg, TN. She is survived by several siblings: Beverly Brachear Sandoval of Nashville, TN, Lydia Hill- Hatfield (Lou) of Jamestown, MO., Carter Hill of Frisco, TX, Margaret Chappell (Ronnie) File of Franklin, WV, and Calvin Springer (Catherine) of Franklin, WV.

Although she wished to travel the length of the Mississippi River, this past year, her son Christopher will ensure her ashes are spread in her intended final resting places. The family will receive friends and family at her celebration of life held at Basagic Funeral Home December 15, 2023 at 6-8 p.m. Eastern time in Franklin WV, and Wood River Masonic Lodge in Wood River, IL 1-4 p.m. Central time. Memorials may be made to the family, c/o Basagic Funeral Home, POB 215, Franklin, WV 26807. Memories and words of comfort may be left at or no Facebook at Basagic Funeral Home.